Negotiating the Boundaries of Belonging: The Intricacies of Naturalisation in Germany

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Negotiating the Boundaries of Belonging: The Intricacies of Naturalisation in Germany

Negotiating the Boundaries of Belonging: The Intricacies of Naturalisation in Germany By Nils Witte
English | PDF | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 216 Pages | ISBN : 3658197862 | 4.07 MB

Nils Witte explores Turkish migrants’ destigmatization strategies and investigates their legal and symbolic motives for naturalisation. Using mixed methods and unique data the author shows that Turkish migrants’ inclination to naturalise would be stronger if they were allowed to retain their former citizenship and if they were recognized as symbolic members of German society. Minority members enjoy expansive rights as permanent residents and many are entitled to hold German citizenship.
However, they often experience symbolic exclusion making symbolic membership a rare motive for naturalisation.